My 2-year-old doesn’t nap. Crazy, right? The truly koo-koo part is that at the end of the day instead of melting down like most children would, Vivi is a bundle of freaking joy. It ain’t natural. But today was different– lots of eye-rubbing and yawning– so I decided I’d nap her in the car.
Despite her history, I was pretty sure she’d fall asleep on the way to Topanga Canyon. Topanga is one of my favorite neighborhoods in LA mostly because of this thrift store: Hidden Treasures. I figured if she was still awake when I got there, I was destined to shop.
Shopping with a rambunctious 2-year-old is like speed dating. There’s no time to waste talking to pieces you’re not attracted to. We were in and out with three purchases in 15 minutes. Boom! Fast, furious and frugal.
But the true hidden treasure in this trip was that moments after pulling out of the parking lot, Vivi finally fell asleep. Praise God!
It lasted 28 glorious minutes.